Beggar My Neighbour. Image shows from L to R: Gerald Garvey (Peter Jones), Rose Garvey (June Whitfield). Copyright: BBC
Beggar My Neighbour

Beggar My Neighbour

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1966 - 1968
  • 23 episodes (3 series)

Comedy of familial relations. Gerald is a poor snob, whilst his next door neighbours - his wife's sister and her husband - are well-off working class. Stars Reg Varney, Pat Coombs, June Whitfield, Peter Jones and Desmond Walter Ellis

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Series 2, Episode 5 - My Fair Harry Butt

The comic misadventures of poor snobs the Garveys, and their well-to-do in-law next-door-neighbours, the Butts.

Notes

This episode marked the first professional collaboration of the famous Perry & Croft partnership when producer David Croft cast Jimmy Perry as the brother of Harry Butt.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 30th July 1967
Time
7:25pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Reg Varney Harry Butt
Pat Coombs Lana Butt
June Whitfield Rose Garvey
Desmond Walter Ellis (as Desmond Walter-Ellis) Gerald Garvey
Guest cast
Willoughby Gray Rodney Teasdale
Jimmy Perry (as James Perry) Jack Butt
Writing team
Ken Hoare Writer
Mike Sharland Writer
Production team
David Croft Producer
Roger Liminton Production Designer
Alan Roper Composer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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